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Jefferson's undated drawing and notes on macaroni (pasta) and a macaroni machine. Excerpt: "The best maccaroni in Italy is made with a particular sort of flour called Semola, in Naples : but in almost every shop a different sort of flour is commonly used; for, provided the flour be of a good quality, & not ground extremely fine, it will always do very well. a paste is made with flour, water & less yeast than is used for making bread. this paste is then put..."

Thos Jefferson's notes on a macaroni machine for making macaroni and cheese

Gettysburg Address (1863)

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Jefferson was very proud of this map which was drawn by his father Peter and Colonel Joshua Fry and first published in 1752.

Map of Virginia by Colonel Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson, 1752

Baltimore Insurance Company, 9 March 1797, 1 Share of Capital Stock á US-$ 100, #771, 20 x 24.7 cm, black, beige, folds, OU. The earliest American insurance share we know of.

Baltimore Insurance Company, 9 March 1797, 1 Share of Capital Stock á US-$ 100, #771, 20 x 24.7 cm, black, beige, folds, OU. The earliest American insurance share we know of.

Jefferson's notes on his epitaph and gravemarker

Jefferson's notes on his epitaph and gravemarker

Daniel Freeman's witnesses testify that Daniel is the head of the family and has cultivated his land.

Document Deep Dive: How the Homestead Act Transformed America

Document Deep Dive: How the Homestead Act Transformed America

Letter from Hannah, a slave at Poplar Forest, to Thomas Jefferson 15 November 1818. Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.  Massachusetts Historical Society.

Letter from Hannah, a slave at Poplar Forest, to Thomas Jefferson 15 November Original manuscript from the Coolidge Collection of Thomas Jefferson Manuscripts.

Daily Freeman, April 1, 1912

Daily Freeman, April 1, 1912

Jefferson wrote out a method for making coffee according to Adrien Petit, who ran Jefferson's households in Paris, France and Philadelphia. "On one measure of the coffee ground into meal pour three measures of boiling water...pour it three times through a flannel strainer... it will yield 2 1/3 measure of clear coffee..."

Image 1 of Thomas Jefferson, no date, Petit's Recipe for Making Coffee

Bleeding Kansas was a series of violent political confrontations involving anti-slavery Free-Staters and pro-slavery "Border Ruffian" elements, that took place in the Kansas Territory and the neighboring towns of Missouri between 1854 and 1861. At the heart of the conflict was the question of whether Kansas would enter the Union as a free state or slave state. As such, Bleeding Kansas was a proxy war between Northerners and Southerners over the issue of slavery in the United States.

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